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Consumer Traveler Today: Jan 21



Consumer Traveler Today: Riding in the Head End of the ‘Builder’ 

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Riding in the Head End of the ‘Builder’

Posted: 21 Jan 2012 04:31 AM PST

I submitted a request to ride in an Amtrak locomotive, but that is such a rarely-approved privilege I had little hope it would ever actually happen. Imagine my delight when I was told arrangements had been made for me to ride in the “head end” of Amtrak’s daily Empire Builder during a Chicago-to-Seattle trip.

Weekend what we’re reading: CarryOnFree, capsule living in Hong Kong, airline pilots get more power

Posted: 21 Jan 2012 03:00 AM PST

This weekend we read about a company created to get around carry-on baggage fees, capsule hotels in Hong Kong and a new ruling that will shift power back to pilots concerned with safety of their aircraft.